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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Lakeland movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great moving day experience with I-75 Moving and Storage. Finished on time and the team was very friendly and efficient.
I-75 Moving and StorageI-75 Moving and Storage
Phyllis H.
North American Quick Moves is the best choice when it comes to moving and efficiency. I will be using them again and referring them to friends and family.
North American Quick MovesNorth American Quick Moves
Ryan S.
These guys were great! They respond quickly to your messages and answer any of your questions to make sure you are truly comfortable before the move. Very upfront with pricing and fees so nothing catches you off guard. During the move they took great care in moving our furniture and electronics without any issues. Above and beyond with help during the move and accommodating. Hopefully I won’t be moving again for awhile but if I do I would definitely use these guys again.
2 Friends and a Truck2 Friends and a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired Embrey's Moving Solutions for a move from Tampa to Lakeland on August 20, 2014. Mr. Embrey offers personalized professional service that is unsurpassed in the moving industry. The moving industry is an industry fraught with inexperienced unprofessional individuals seeking to make a quick buck. It is usually difficult to find a sincere honest mover. We have moved several times in the past four years, even as far as Toronto, Ontario. Canada to Tampa, Florida. We have never ever had such honest, personal, professional and courteous service. Mr. Embrey's attention to detail was superb. He confirmed our date, his prices are fair (no gimmicks or tricks to push the quote beyond the originally quoted price). He treated our items with the utmost care as if he was moving his own personal items. Everything was carefully wrapped and protected. If I should ever move again I will definitely call none other than Embrey's Moving Solutions. Many Thanks Teesha and Howard James
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Sonia C.
Rob came to our rescue on a last minute move. Bay Area Moving was very responsive, punctual and professional. Everything went very smoothly. I’d definitely hire them again!
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
moving from 2 bdrm apt to 3bdrm house
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Sarah B.
They had excellent communication and took care in moving my things. They were very polite and worked with me when I needed an adjustment to my move request. Thank you Cory and your team.
North American Quick MovesNorth American Quick Moves
Emily R.
What a wonderful company! Would recommend them to anyone who needs to move. Sergio and both Alex's were absolutely amazing and wicked quick! Couldn't have asked for our move to go more smooth. Thanks again!
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Jason M.
These guys were great! We had a 22’ truck and we were the third move for them that day. They unloaded the whole truck in about an hour! Very professional and highly recommended! Will use again for future moving needs! Price was by far better than others.
Let's Move LLCLet's Move LLC
Steven E.
They contacted me back on a Sunday night and came the next day to move a few recliners for us!
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Mary S.
Great experience with Dynamic moving solutions. I needed some heavy furniture brought downstairs. Men were prompt,professional and friendly. Got the job done in one hour with zero damage to furniture or walls. Would highly recommend Dynamic Moving Solutions. Thank you!!
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We had Rome, Sid and Sam for our 9 hour move and they were all just the absolute best. Even though it was a long day they never complained or stopped once. Very impressive overall. Our last movers were two men and a truck and not only was it double the amount but it took them considerably longer too! Not to forget Debbie, she was just so wonderful with all of the schedule changes and everything!! You guys are the best movers we have ever used and we will call you again.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Thumbtack Customer
Billiard Technology did a great job moving my pool table. They were on time and very professional and a great price.
BilliardTechnology of OrlandoBilliardTechnology of Orlando
Thumbtack Customer
The Guys were great, professional and respectful of my household items being moved. They made a crazy day easier. Thank you.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Allison C.
We had 3 guys from the company come and get the job done. This was our first time ever using a moving company and it was a great experience. The guys were extremely professional and handled all of our belongings with care. They arrived right on time and were done slightly before the quoted time. As they were moving one of our bookshelves we noticed how poor of shape it was in and asked if they could take it to the dumpster instead. They were more than willing to help and even took a second to the dumpster as well. If we ever move again we will definitely be returning customers.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Jayme G.
Amazing work. Fast. So incredibly easy to work with. Understanding and humble individuals. CHOSEN MOVERS made my move so much less stressful, they were a huge sigh of relief. They were overly accommodating and helped me at the very last minute. They moved quickly, professionally, and calmly. Even in the rain! They helped me get the moving truck back to the company as well. You ask if they can do something, they respond with no problem! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. With my closing date changing at the last minute, I went to cancel because I had already rescheduled twice with this company. They very politely “ignored” my request to cancel and instead they made sure they could help me and they truly made every effort they could to show up. Kenneth is so easy to talk to and will work around your schedule. It was more like having a helpful friend instead of a moving company. I cannot express my gratitude enough for all that they did.
John A.
It is not too often that a tradesman exceeds your expectations, but Willie and Joe certainly did. I have already recommended Max Movers to friends
Max MoversMax Movers
Tyler w.
Wonderful guys, showed up early to the job so punctuality was a plus. Very professional and accommodating. Highly recommend using them to anyone looking to get their pool tables moved quickly and safely. Did great work breaking down, setting up, and re-felting my pool table. Will be using them again in the future when I move again.
The Pool Table ProfessionalsThe Pool Table Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
R.J. and Eric were on time, professional, quick, and efficient. I highly recommend Embrey's for any move you need to make. Fantastic service!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Susan C.
If I could give this young man a 10 star review I would. I have moved more than 15 times, some long distance, some shorter - every single move there was some sort of major issue and costly. I held my breath even before booking a moving pro. Though Tyrece the mover may not have many years as a company, his experience working for other movers definitely showed and in ways I had never seen. As to make this as brief but as thorough as possible, please read in entirety. From the moment of contact on TT, to the follow-up calls, the efficiency and professionalism of knowing what you are getting and for the money (estimated of course), to the actual move, I was impressed every step of the way. Tyrece and Tiara were upbeat, friendly, polite, professional. As for the work they did, from dismantling furniture, wrapping my items (man, is he good with that shrink wrap!), and the pace they went, may anxiety melted away at twice the pace. They did not rush so fast that I worried about something getting damaged and they did not go so slow that I was left wondering will this ever end? I moved out of an upstairs apartment with very steep staircase inside and at no time were they deterred. The pace they went was incredibly steady and forward moving. Tyrece and Tiara were so coordinated at Tyrece's guidance, the move was flawless. They even disposed of a chair and some other very heavy items I was not bringing with me. They walked them out to our disposal bin without blinking an eye. I wasn't even sure if they would be able to do it. So just ask and you may be surprised. When we arrived at the new house, again, a perfect pace and coordination, everything was inside before I even knew it. They then made sure my furniture was put back together and placed right where I wanted. The most notable thing about this entire move was their attitude. Two of the happiest, most enthusiastic and utterly professionals I have dealt with in a long time. Tyrece thanked ME when they were done! But it is I who thank Tyrece and Tiara for making one of the most stressful things in life so stress free. Tyrece's experienced shined through and I wish him the very best in continuing on this path. HIRE THIS GUY!!
Tyrece The MoverTyrece The Mover
Jonathon B.
These guys take the physical AND mental stress out of moving. I will definitely be using them again, and I have already recommended them to my family.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Jina L.
This company has been very prompt with responses and absolutely professional. The moving crew was fast, careful, and so very professional and pleasant. Thanks so much for such amazing service.
The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...
Christy W.
This is a family owned and operated moving company. They did an outstanding job! Very proficient and handled everything with care! Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend you give them a try!
Moving and cruisingMoving and cruising
Grace H.
I highly recommend Pride Moving Co. MJ the owner takes pride in his efficiency and quality of work, which I loved and appreciated. God bless you MJ!
Pride MovingPride Moving
Sandra T.
These guys came a little early got right to work. Too extra special care of the furniture to be transported. I would highly recommend for your next move. Thanks guys
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
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